Frank mows the White House lawn

It started with a letter to the White House, which read:

Dr Mr President:

It would be my honor to mow the White House lawn some weekend for you. Even though I’m only ten, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your business background and have started by own business. I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time. Please see the attached flier. Here’s a list of what I have and you are free to pick whatever you want: power mower, push mower, and weed whacker. I can bring extra fuel for the power mower and charged batteries for the week whacker. I will do this at no charge.

Sincerely,

Frank

So 11-year-old Frank from Falls Church, Virginia, came to the White House on Friday the 15th and mowed the White House lawn.

Frank was so intent on doing his job that, when approached by President Trump, he kept calm and carried on.

From TheHill.com:

Boy gets his wish to mow White House lawn, refuses to stop for Trump

by Judy Kurtz

Not even a chat with President Trump himself could stop an 11-year-old boy from fulfilling his wish of mowing the White House lawn.

Frank Giaccio, of Falls Church, Va., had written to Trump earlier this year, saying it would be his “honor” to “mow the White House lawn some weekend for you.”

In the letter, shared by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a press briefing last month, Giaccio said he would cut the grass “at no charge.”

Giaccio was seen making good on his mowing offer on Friday after the White House invited the 11-year-old to spend the morning alongside a groundskeeper at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

In videos posted on Twitter, Giaccio — sporting a red shirt and shorts — is seen pushing a lawnmower in the Rose Garden as Trump approaches him. Laughter from onlookers is heard as the boy doesn’t stop mowing, despite the president standing on the grass right beside him.

On a second pass, Giaccio did indeed stop long enough to shake the president’s hand before continuing with his yard work.

Of course, something as simple and honest as this couldn’t be allowed to stand by certain Leftists, could it? Of course not.

First there were these responses amongst many others.

Then from Twitchy.com:

Why Trump won: Former NYT labor reporter thinks boy mowing White House lawn sends a bad signal

As Twitchy reported Friday, an 11-year-old from Virginia who had volunteered to mow the White House lawn did exactly that this week, pushing a mower around the Rose Garden while the press took pictures.

Frank also met President Trump and was invited to the Oval Office; to us, it was the feel-good story of the week. But we were warned …

We compiled quite a few tweets from critics, but it seems fitting that the New York Times’ former labor reporter should be given special consideration. He thought it was a great display of patriotism and the work ethic that made America great, right?

Yeah, no.

Greenhouse has written a lot about kids being hurt by machinery. It’s a good thing, then, that no parent in America would let a child under 21 operate something as dangerous as a push mower out in the back yard, let alone pay them an allowance rather than an hourly minimum wage.

Steven Greenhouse doesn’t stop there. He refers someone to a website called the “Amputee Coalition” whose headline is this:

Lawn Mower Accidents Cause Needless Amputations

More Than 600 Children Undergo Mower-Related Amputations Each Year

More attention needs to be paid to lawn mower safety to avoid accidents to the operator and children. Needless limb loss accidents can be prevented by taking simple commonsense precautions. (See the checklist at the end.)

Depending on where you live in the U.S., you may mow your lawn 30 times or more this year. Every time you start your mower, you are dealing with a dangerous and potentially deadly piece of equipment. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics are shocking: Each year, 800 children are run over by riding mowers or small tractors and more than 600 of those incidents result in amputation; 75 people are killed, and 20,000 injured; one in five deaths involves a child. For children under age 10, major limb loss is most commonly caused by lawn mowers.

Without a doubt, parents, it’s time to start dressing your children in gigantic Nerf suits before sending them out the door. Better yet, keep them inside the house wearing the Nerf suits. Who knows what could occur when they leave your home. Wait! Don’t most accidents occur in the home?? Oh no! Now what should GOWPs do??

Here … if you don’t believe child labor is dangerous, read this website about amputees who lost a limb to a lawnmower. Actually, don’t read it — just get rid of your lawnmower and put the time you save mowing into getting them banned. Hell, start a lobbying group called Everylawn for Mower Safety.

Greenhouse couldn’t stop there. What does the American Academy of Pediatrics say about the terrible situation President Trump not only enabled but encouraged, the ignorant bastard?

Lawn mower injuries send 13 children to the emergency department every day

On average every day in the United States, 13 children receive emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury. That adds up to almost 4800 children injured each year. A recent study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine shows that, while there has been a decrease in the number of children injured by lawn mowers over the last few decades, this cause of serious injury continues to be a concern.

Run for your lives! Briggs & Stratton, Toro, Honda and Craftsman all exist to do nothing more than power child-eating machines!

But wait, there’s more. Maybe we should, in the end, ask Frank what he thought about the whole affair.

“It was really cool.”

Best summary I could envision.

BZ

 

8 thoughts on “Frank mows the White House lawn

  1. Gee…how did we all know the liberals would attack even this act. Just look at all the condemnation of allowing an 11 year old boy to cut the lawn of the white house. I guess that is understandable, considering liberals raise their kids to NOT value hard work, and heaven forbid, letting their precious snowflakes near horrible and evil things such as gasoline, lawnmowers, and eeek….hard work. Being outside and sweating could harm his fragile self esteem.

    I was 10 years old, same as this kid, when I started mowing lawns. I dragged my mower (NOT self-propelled), and a can of gas from block to block, cutting lawns for $4. Heck if I didn’t have at least $20 by the days end. I learned a lot…the value of hard work and the reward of making what was for me back then, a decent amount of money. I used that money to buy me stuff and blow some of it at the arcade. And of course, every Saturday, I would start the grind again.

    For the left to condemn this goes to show who and what they are. This kid will have a great story to tell one day, and I bet me earned himself not only a good story, but a decent pay for the day.

    If you talk to many rich and successful people in this world, they do not start their story of success by telling us how they were protected from hard work and told they couldn’t go out and earn money for themselves at such a young age. Nope, you hear stories of how they started working at a very young age delivering papers, mowing lawns, setting up stands to sell this and that, and basically, HUSTLING to make a dollar. And if you ask me, there is NOTHING much better in this world than a person in pursuit of a dollar with a good chance of overtaking it. It is what drives so many of us. To condemn a kid who is sweating and working, instead of what, playing video games while mommy fixes him a sandwich, well, we now understand what it is that adds to the transformation of a liberal. Hard work is NOT in the liberal lesson plan.

    • Well hell — hard work is for MEXICANS who are paid LOW WAGES, ably supported and abetted by Demorats for their VOTES and also because the kids of Demorats couldn’t possibly lower themselves to soil their hands on lawnmowers or gas cans or snow shovels or brooms.

      BZ

  2. What horrible parents and relatives I have/had. When I was his age I was on a John Deere mowing hay. Off by myself, out of sight of the house, and putting in a 14 hour day.

    Good for that kid and good for his parents.

    The critics? F__k off!

    • I was just like that kid, mowing the lawns of neighbors for either 25-cents or, if it was a big lawn, 50-cents. Then I got a job throwing papers for both the morning and night newspapers. At the age of 11, I was up at 4 AM folding and banding my papers then loading them into the bicycle bags. Did the same thing in the PM after school.

      DAMN my parents.

      BZ

  3. Frank’s letter says: “I admire your business background and have started by own business. I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time. Please see the attached flier.”
    How long before his home town makes sure he is no longer able to work? If they don’t have a child labor law that prohibits yard work, then they will find something else to shut down this young entrepreneur. The list of jobs that underage children are allowed to do (like babysitting) is very short and shrinking all the time (like lemonade stands).

Comments are closed.